Jojoba Seed Oil
Jojoba seed oil is extracted from fruit seeds of Jojoba (Simmonds Chinensis) shrub that is an evergreen desert plant, native to the Southwestern North America. The therapeutic properties of jojoba oil were known to the native Indian tribes, they used oil to treat sores, burns and wounds, to reduce the pain and cure stomach problems. Today jojoba is cultivated in many desert and semidesert areas around the world.
Jojoba oil actually is a liquid plant wax. It contains many active ingredients including vitamin E and vitamin B-complex, cooper, selenium, zinc, chromium, iodine and fatty acids – Gadoleic acid, Erucic acid and Oleic (Omega-9)acid. The oil acts as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, emollient, antifungal, antidegenerative and antiinflammatory agent.
Jojoba oil is widely used in beauty and skin care industry, it is one of the finest cosmetic ingredients in the world. It offers not only a numerous benefits for skin and hair, but also is oxidative stable and often is used as an additive in natural cosmetics to extend shelf-life of products.
Jojoba oil benefits for skin and hair:
- serves as an excellent moisturizer, leaves velvety non-oil feel on the skin, creates the film that protects the skin from drying out. Suitable for all skin types, even for oily and acne-prone skin, doesn’t clog the pores.
- anti aging protection – stimulates collagen synthesis, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, enhances the flexibility and suppleness of the skin, provides strong antioxidant defence.
- balances the natural sebum production, helps treat acne, eczema, dry-skin conditions.
- accelerates healing of minor cuts, wounds, burns and bruises, cures fungal infections.
- acts as mild sunblock with natural SPF4, also provides soothing effect to sun burned skin, reduces and heals inflammation.
- nourishes and moistures the hair, treats dandruff and other fungal infections, strengthens and fortifies the hair roots, makes them shiny and beautiful.
Jojoba seed oil can be found in most of our products – Atlantis Skincare Glowing Skin Cleansing Milk, Glowing Skin Toner, Glowing Skin Day Cream with Hyaluronic Acid, Velvet Skin Night Elixir and Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid.